Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Nutrition & Hydration

Presentation Details

Nutrition & Hydration

Authors: Valerie Brantley, Roopal Desai, Kristina Kirk, Brandon Northcutt, Vanessa Salas-Garcia, Jennifer Shaddix, and Kelly Williams

Faculty Supervisor: Dawana Gibbs, MSN, RN, CNE

Community Partner:  Brunswick High School Color Guard Ensemble


Our focus group was the Brunswick High School Color Guard members. There was a need for education of proper dietary choices to increase energy levels and stamina during their performance season. To have a greater impact and appeal to the members we incorporated a wide variety of teaching methods. Our presentation format encouraged open communication and discussion to allow a more personal and non-judgemental atmosphere.

The topics discussed were pertinent to not only our audience but to the general population in informing the need of proper hydration and a well rounded diet that includes essential nutrients. This was important to us because it showed us how to bring awareness to the effects that compare the outcomes of a poor vs. a healthy diet and their effects on the body systems. Integrating nutrition and hydration will lead to improvements in performance, endurance, and an overall physical well being.